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Buell Kazee-The Butcher's Boy (The Railroad Boy)


Published January 16, 1928


Recorded on January 16, 1928 in New York City. This is another mountain ballad that appears to be the product of British ballads that were combined after they reached America. A variation on the "murdered girlfriend" theme in that here the girlfriend takes her own life. Kazee was a baptist minister who sang with a "recital" voice, rather than the raw singing style that is more prevalent in recordings of this type.


1 - The Butcher's Boy (The Railroad Boy)
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
Source 78rpm>CD>MP3
Run time 3:04

Reviews

Reviewer: matthewcottom - - June 11, 2007
Subject: moving
a very moving piece. honest, raw, visual, sad. i loved it.
Reviewer: Leo Tohill - - February 25, 2006
Subject: This is special
This is something special. The musical accompaniment is odd enough that it could be modern. Listen.
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